VirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 16 Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 933 times:
Yup, it's true. My family and I were coming home from the mall yesterday with boxes of furniture. One was stacked right behind my head. My mom noticed this and told my dad to move it away from my head.
Luckily he did, because on the way home we got into a minor accident which caused my dad to slam the breaks and everything slid forward. If that box was in its original place, I would either have a broken neck or head or be without a head at all. Everyone was OK in both parties, in fact, I was the "most" injured, waking up today with a minor neckache.
What do you all believe in? Do you think everythings pre-destined, or it was just pure luck?
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12426 posts, RR: 41 Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 803 times:
Jeez that is scary. Things fall into place like that, its really odd, but it happens all the time. Unfortunetely my brain is not in gear so i cannot remember one time this happened to me.
Although, at school once we were doing a dance with heavy metal chairs. I was sitting on one while to of my classmates through the chairs over me. It all went to plan when the last throw was too high, and the leg was coming straight for my head. Fortunetely (well..), my friend Vijay grabbed the chair just in time, it was so close to my head i couldn't begin to describe. If i hadn't ducked, and he hadn't had lightning reactions, i don't know what had happened.
These chairs aren't small, must weigh at least 5 or 6 kilo's (solid iron legs). They aren't really meant for throwing either.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 782 times:
Pleased to hear you are alright, I meet a girl the other week who got struck by lightening. She was actually involved in the largest group strike that everyone survived. I think there was 9 or so, this was in CA when the sfotball team went under a tree as it was hailing really hard (in Ca you do not see much thunder or lightening!).
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 744 times:
Yesterday when my volunteer group and I were out at a roof which we had built on a leaky trailer home, I got picked for what could have been the most DANGEROUS friggin' job ever.
The job was to lean a ladder up against a new tin roof, climb the 22 degree slope with nothing but my nonadhesive shoes and somehow hold on to the roof while hacking holes in it for ventilation pipes to be installed.
The only footholds were tiny screws sticking up out of the roof.
Predictably, as I'm climbing up onto the roof, the ladder shifts and one of the other volunteers grabs my arm as the ladder falls away. She's pulling and my feet are scrabbling for some sort of hold and I scrabble up and grab this metal lip which would have killed my hands had I not been wearing gloves.
So I pull and lift myself like a man possessed until I finally throw my leg over the tin roof, with my personal organs hanging between two pieces of razor sharp steel.
Unfortunately, I still had my tools with me so I had to continue on with the hammering. I sweated rivers until I was done and could lower myself onto the ladder again.
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4297 posts, RR: 23 Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 742 times:
I had a line drive baseball hit me near my eyes. Luckily it didn't blind me at all. I was a pitcher in my high school varsity team and a line drive smacked me right under my right eye. Scary? yes, indeed. since I'm a lefty and the batter was a righty, I had no idea what my coach was thinking, haha.
I hope your not still shaken during this unlikely event.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 56 Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 705 times:
I believe in pre-destiny. One time my mum and I had just gotten home from a friend's house. It was Summer, but that night was getting chilly, so we walked in and I was going to close the back door. We had a sliding screen door, as well as a regular French door that swings out. We also had cats, and the cats had made a good sized hole in the screen for them to pass freely. Well, this one night, a raccoon made it's way inside, and somehow got up on the door. I never saw it, but just as I started to close the door, my mum screamed get away from the door, yanked me out of the house and we went to a friends house to call the police. If my mother hadn't noticed the very large raccoon, about 40lbs (18kg), or even noticed it 5 seconds later, I may not be here today. Something that weight could have easily broken my neck, or it could have freaked, bitten me, and given me a disease.
That's one memory that sticks in my mind.
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SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 625 times:
I think when it's your time it's your time. I posted on another thread about the young guy who used to live next door who died Friday (he was about 21.) It's very sad. Who knows, that could have been me? It makes you realize just how precious your life really is. Sometimes we forget this.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 557 times:
Everything happens for a reason. Let me say this... I believe that God has a plan for everything. This should be a sign for you to get right with Him if you aren't already! Thank God for the life you have and the blessings you've been given (like a perceptive dad.) Then thank Him for giving His Son as a sacrifice for your sins -- His death so you might live. Then believe and serve Him.
I have no apologies for sounding preachy; this is my true response any time I've been close to death.
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 496 times:
I've had my share of injuries and near misses too- a week ago I almost cut my finger off with an exacto knife- just switched to a new blade and diced half the tendin- 5 stiches and a lot of novacaine! I also ran through a window when I was 3 for some odd reason...LOL! I am an accident prone person.